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8 Tips to ‘Cosy Up’ Your Home

8 Tips to ‘Cosy Up’ Your Home

As the nights draw in, the leaves fall, and the days get colder, it’s important to ensure your home feels cosy, and is transformed into a safe haven. We have pulled together our top tips to make you home extra cosy this Winter.

 

Display Throws

Draping a throw over the back of your sofa or footstool is an effortless way to add a sense of warmth to your room. If you prefer to keep your space de-cluttered, why not try neatly stacking or rolling a selection of throws to be displayed in a basket? This is a quick, easy and affordable way to accessorise your space.

Add a Rug

If you have wooden, tiled or concrete flooring in your home, you might like to try adding a rug. Not only does this eliminate the chill from the hard flooring, but it will also add a level of comfort to your room. This method can even work if you have a carpeted floor. Layering rugs is a sure-fire way to up your cosy game.

Selection of Scatters

Having a selection of scatters is key to making your house a home. Consider a variation of size, shape, colour and texture. You can add these to your furniture, or you can even display them neatly stacked on a shelf if you want a clutter-free zone. When you get home from work, you won’t be short of a cushion to snuggle into. Not to mention, they will add a new sense of depth to your room!

Texture

Experimenting with different textures can significantly update the look and feel of your room. Why not try mixing rattan furniture and accessories with wooden cabinets and fur rugs  or cushions? Attentiveness is essential with this tip, if you overdo it your room risks looking cluttered. We would recommend introducing small texture changes to begin with, until you get to grips with it.

Scent

One of our favourite tips is to add scent into your space. Although this may seem like a small change at a glance, introducing fragrance into your room can drastically change the feel of your space. As humans, we associate specific scents with certain memories or points in our lives; they can lift your mood and make you feel content in your surroundings. Pick your favourite scent and introduce this via a reed diffuser, essential oil, wax melts, or a simple candle.

Candles

Speaking of candles, these are a great way to add ambience to your home. As well as smelling great, the beauty of candles is you don’t have to spend a lot to create impact. From simple tea lights to large statement candles,  your room is guaranteed to feel much more homely.

Pictures

The perfect personal touch. Displaying images of your loved ones in your home will improve your mood subconsciously. This is a great way to add some personality to your space and gives you a chance to showcase some of your favourite memories. In times like these where it can be difficult not being close to your loved ones, this presents an excellent opportunity to remind you that they are there, although perhaps not physically, but in spirit.

Paint

While this may not be a quick update or one you are willing to make in the near future, it is one to bear in mind. Next time you plan on decorating, consider trialling a warmer paint colour. Perhaps a red, burnt orange or brown on an accent wall. If you prefer the versatility of a white wall, think about trying a champagne, ecru or soft beige paint as a softer alternative. This is sure to take some of the chill off of your room.

By following even one of these tips, your home is guaranteed to become extra snug for the Winter months.

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